Meander along wave-chiselled sea coasts, glide across tranquil lakes, or rush down white-water rivers. There’s many ways to paddle beyond the ordinary in Nova Scotia.
With thousands of kilometres of winding coastline, and hundreds of rivers, lakes, islands and secluded coastal inlets, our province offers outstanding kayaking discoveries. See Nova Scotia as it’s meant to be from the vantage of the water, with a guided tour or at your own pace.
Kayaking Tours & Lessons
For beginner or intermediate kayakers, outdoor tour companies offer guided excursions, lessons, and rentals on all shores of the province. Dip your paddle in the water and head out for a half-day, full-day or overnight adventure. Explore island-speckled bays, weathered fishing villages, and unique geological formations.
Spots for Experienced Kayakers
Point your bow into the wind and in just a few hours experienced paddlers can be in remote areas rarely seen by other vacationers. Spend the night on the Eastern Shore on an island uninhabited save for the barking seals nearby, kayak the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy, explore sea caves on the South Shore, or take in Cape Breton’s breathtaking scenery from the point-of-view of a whale.
Kayak on Harbours
From small harbours like Mahone Bay, Shelburne and Lunenburg, to the big harbour of Halifax, get a new perspective with a guided tour from the water. Paddle the harbour shorelines while learning about local history, weave around other marine traffic, and witness the always changing character of a Nova Scotian port-of-call.